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Farm-to-table strawberry ice cream is king for a few days

While Maine's wild blueberries get a lot of press, the state's strawberry crop is just as sure a sign of summer. Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland is well aware of the allure of that little red...

Garbage to Garden wins $100K Greenlight Maine purse

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The Portland-based curbside composting company Garbage to Garden bested a field of over 80 prospective startups to win the $100,000 top prize at the inaugural Greenlight Maine competition on Friday...

Sullivan Harbor Farms reopens under new ownership

The Hancock-based Sullivan Harbor Farms, which had operations suspended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February for unsanitary conditions and food safety violations, has reopened under...

Mpower Sports and Recreation: An inside look at entrepreneurship

Lori Valigra |

Rob Mueller was an entrepreneur on a mission at last week's Maine Startup & Create Week. As part of moving his company, Mpower Sports and Recreation LLC, from Maryland to Brunswick, and further...

From $1,900 to $3M — there's nothing wicked about Wicked Whoopies' growth

Lisa Joy |

Amy Bouchard was in her late 20s and working at BIW when her daughter was born. Looking for ways stay at home and still make money, her brother urged her to sell the whoopie pies she'd been making...

DECD, Greenlight Maine partner to double prize purse, fuel jobs

Lori Valigra |

The Maine Department of Economic Development will help entrepreneur competition Greenlight Maine at least double its purse to $200,000 in season two, and expand its reach in the state with the aim of...

Elimination of on-street parking stirs dissent among Wiscasset businesses

Several business owners in Wiscasset are voicing their opposition to a vote by the town's board of selectmen to move ahead with a proposal from the Maine Department of Transportation that eliminates...

Farmers market in Freeport closed for good

The Freeport Farmers Market, which has been held on Friday afternoons in a section of L.L.Bean’s parking lot, will not be reopening following a drop in vendors stemming from a dip in sales.

Maine original, CLYNK, expands into New York

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The South Portland-based bottle redemption company CLYNK has announced that it will be expanding its drop-off locations into 51 Hannaford supermarkets in New York — more than doubling its...

Bixby founder wins Tory Burch Fellowship pitch competition, $100K grant

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Kate McAleer, the owner of the Rockland-based craft candy bar company Bixby & Co., has been named the winner of the inaugural Tory Burch Fellowship Program's pitch competition, and was awarded a...